Mi­crosoft’s In­no­va­tive Ed­u­ca­tion Fo­rum

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Mi­crosoft cel­e­brated the suc­cess of more than 200 ed­u­ca­tional pro­fes­sion­als from over 25 re­gional coun­tries to pro­mote modern teach­ing meth­ods and in­no­va­tive use of tech­nol­ogy in ed­u­ca­tion. Mi­crosoft In­no­va­tive ed­u­ca­tion fo­rum fo­cuses on im­ple­ment­ing in­no­va­tive ap­proaches to im­prove the learn­ing out­come of ed­u­ca­tion sys­tems across the globe.

The Mid­dle East and Africa Re­gional In­no­va­tive Ed­u­ca­tion Fo­rum held in Aqaba, Jor­dan was the cul­mi­na­tion of a se­ries of coun­try-level events that took place through­out the year. Teach­ers com­peted to re­ceive one of twelve in­no­va­tive teach­ing awards in four key cat­e­gories, and they had al­ready been cho­sen as win­ners in their lo­cal events. The win­ning group rep­re­sent­ing Pak­istan con­sisted of Tah­meena Raees, Huma Is­lam and Ki­ran Im­ran from Roots School Sys­tem.

Ear­lier at the lo­cal coun­try-level com­pe­ti­tion from which the win­ners par­tic­i­pated in the re­gional level round for Mid­dle East and Africa, Ka­mal Ahmed, Coun­try Gen­eral Man­ager, Mi­crosoft said, “Mi­crosoft strives to cre­ate ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ences that re­move bound­aries and bring stu­dents, teach­ers, ed­u­ca­tional pol­icy mak­ers and em­ploy­ers closer. I con­grat­u­late the win­ners from Pak­istan. They have proved that tech­nol­ogy is an im­por­tant en­abler in ed­u­ca­tion and have sup­ported stu­dents to gain the nec­es­sary skills to thrive in the 21st cen­tury.”

As part of the In­no­va­tive Ed­u­ca­tion Fo­rum (IEF), Mi­crosoft holds two com­pe­ti­tions ev­ery year: In­no­va­tive Schools Pro­gram and In­no­va­tive Teach­ers Fo­rum. Lo­cal of­fices of Mi­crosoft all over the world or­ga­nize such fo­rums in their re­spec­tive coun­tries and then the win­ners com­pete at re­gional level. The win­ners from re­gional level then go to par­tic­i­pate in World Wide In­no­va­tive Ed­u­ca­tion Fo­rum where win­ning teach­ers from re­gional fo­rums and in­no­va­tive schools se­lected from all over the world show case their projects

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